10 Healthy Super Bowl Recipes

10 Best Healthy Superbowl Recipes - Great for the Big GameHey! Just stopping by to share a few of my favorite healthy recipes that will be perfect for game day! Historically football tailgating or watching the Super Bowl at home has meant a ton of unhealthy treats. Bring back the balance to your game day with these healthy appetizers and snacks!

I promise just because they are healthy doesn’t mean you’ll be missing out! Each of these recipes is special and just as healthy as those Super Bowl classics!

Healthy Super Bowl Recipes - Lightened Up Mini Twice Baked Potatoes

1. Lightened Up Mini Twice Baked Potatoes :: these little bites of heaven don’t have any added butter or cream. Instead, they have just a dab of goat cheese and some Greek yogurt!

Healthy Super Bowl Recipes - Lentil Dip with Crackers

2. Healthy Walnut Lentil Pâté :: Adapted from the gorgeous (and ageless) Gwyneth Paltrow and GOOP, this dip is packed with protein and goes great with crackers or fresh vegetables.

Healthier Super Bowl Recipes - Lightened Up White Bean Artichoke Dip

3. Guilt Free Artichoke and White Bean Dip :: Another recipe that features Greek yogurt instead of heavy cream! Enjoy your artichoke dip without any loss of taste. The added white beans make sure it’s full of healthy protein too.

Healthy Super Bowl Recipes - Sweet Potato Chips

4. Baked Sweet Potato Chips :: Three great options for serving your sweet potato chips – sea salt and sweet vinegar, sea salt and vinegar, or honey cinnamon. Sure to please all of your guests and their cravings!

Healthy Super Bowl Recipes - Pistachio Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates

5. Goat Cheese and Pistachio Stuffed Dates :: You can make these the night before and add the pistachios right before serving. It’s always nice to be able to save some time on the big day. Plus they are absolutely divine! These are one of my favorite appetizers.

Healthier Super Bowl Recipes - Sea Salt and honey popcorn

6. Honey Sea Salt Popcorn :: Homemade popcorn is so much better than the microwave stuff! This recipe is the perfect mix of salty and sweet and much healthier than that butter smothered or caramel versions you usually serve.

Healthy Super Bowl Recipes - Mediterranean Hummus Dip with Feta

7. Mediterranean Layer Dip :: This dip has all of my favorite healthy snacks in one place – hummus, cucumbers, feta, pesto, olives and sun dried tomatoes. It’s easy to make and also can be made ahead of time to save time on the big day.

Healthy Super Bowl Recipes - Spicy Cream Cheese Adobo Dip with Veggies

8. Spicy Cream Cheese Adobo Dip :: Homemade adobo gives this healthy dip a spicy kick! It’s another great way to make sure you eat your veggies on gameday.

Healthier Super Bowl Recipes - Greek Yogurt Apple Dip

9. Greek Yogurt Fruit Dip :: I’ve given you a few ways to eat your veggies, now make sure you eat your fruit too. This healthy fruit dip will allow you to do just that!

Healthier Super Bowl Recipes - Vegan Thumbprint Cookies Filled with Jam

10. Vegan Thumbprint Cookies :: In my original post, I called these “better than bacon cookies”. I stand by that statement! They also use almond flour instead of regular flour so they are gluten free too!

Best Super Bowl Recipes - Millionaire Bars

Aaand for extra credit – Millionaire Bars! You didn’t think I was going to let you out of here without a bit of indulgence did you? A Side of Sweet is all about balance. These amazing bars definitely fit the bill. They feature chocolate, caramel, shortbread and sea salt. Need I say more?

I hope you have an amazing game day! I’m not much of a football fan, but I’ll definitely be snacking on these recipes and checking out the commercials! Do you have any recipes I should check out for Superbowl Sunday?

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The Best Miso Salmon + Sous Vide 101 + Nomiku

Nomiku Sous Vide Miso Salmon Recipe - Perfect for Valentine's DayGet ready for some gushing here friends. If you’re not into that sort of outpouring of emotion, feel free to scroll to the bottom of the post where you’ll find the best recipe for salmon I’ve ever had!

Some of the nurses at work were talking about sous vide a few months ago. I’d only briefly heard the term before so I started asking questions. They basically gave me a sous vide 101 course – it’s a way to cook food at a lower temperature, which helps to preserve moisture and elevate flavors in a way that can’t be achieved with high heat cooking…. Read More »

Nob Hill San Francisco Staycation

Nob Hill San Francisco Neighborhood Guide

With moving apartments, busy work schedules and the holidays, Pat and I were definitely (over)due for a vacation! We decided to take advantage of a three day weekend and do a teeny staycation last weekend. We really wanted to check out a neighborhood that we haven’t previously explored. After much deliberation, we decided on Nob Hill.

Nob Hill is one of the fancier neighborhoods in San Francisco and has amazing views. It was the perfect setting for a 24 hour escape from reality. We also made it a priority to leave technology out of our trip. Of course I couldn’t resist taking a few photos, but other than that we were completely disconnected from everything except each other…. Read More »

Visiting the San Francisco Flower Mart

Visiting the San Francisco Flower Mart

Hey friends! Today I just want to share a few photos from my trip to the San Francisco Flower Mart! I visited during my last #SanFranciscoStaycation in November! I’m actually on staycation again, as my vacation at work happens in two week chunks. Sometimes that means a big international vacation, but because Pat has a job too, it often ends up with me taking the time to relax at home and explore my pretty city.

I’d been wanting to go to the San Francisco Flower Mart almost since we moved to San Francisco but it feels like I’m always at work! I seized the opportunity to visit during those blissful two weeks. I couldn’t resist coming away with a literal armful of flowers. It was fun trying my hand at making my own bouquet at home.

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Yogurt Brûlée Recipe (Opt. vegan)

Greek Yogurt Brulee Healthy Breakfast Recipe

Sometimes a recipe comes along that just has it all – easy, healthy, quick, and gorgeous. The kind of recipe that people still mention when they see you six months later. It’s one of those things that’s hard to predict though – I’ve made caramelized white chocolate (yes that’s a thing) and made homemade dulce de leche, layered seasonal veggies to create a gluten free sweet potato galette, added bourbon to make an already delicious recipe spectacular, and many other things that I consider far more impressive all for them to be never mentioned again.

This recipe though, something I just through together on a whim, the one that didn’t require any shopping trips in search of special ingredients, the one that is naturally gluten free and dare I say it healthy. This is the recipe that brought down the house.

I’ve served this healthy and easy version of creme brûlée at two separate brunches both to rave reviews. In addition, Pat and I eat it for our lazy morning breakfasts on the reg. … Read More »

Friday Faves // 11

San Francisco Lifestyle Blogger // A Side of Sweet

Phew, the New Year has already been a busy one, both at work and outside! I thought it would be fun to share a few things that I’ve been up to, both via blogging and in my free time.

What I’ve been up to:

Working on fun projects :: I recently worked with a brand to talk about how important neighbors are! We recently moved to a new neighborhood in San Francisco and one of the many perks is that I now get to call my friend Katie a neighbor! Luckily she’s always up for helping me out with projects, we had a little photoshoot last weekend. Pat was at work, so we did it all by tripod! This meant a million outtakes! I couldn’t resist creating a blooper GIF, which is posted for your enjoyment above. It was so much fun!

Cleaning up my Twitter act :: I was so inspired by a post by Colorado Moms about “reclaiming” your Twitter feed that I followed some of her steps! I used JustUnfollow.com to unfollow all the people who don’t follow me back, as well as those who haven’t tweeted in the last 6 months! This took me from following 10,200 people to about 5,200 now! I also try to manually unfollow all of the people who are posting lewd messages or spammy links when I see them. Honestly, this hasn’t affected my number of followers at all and it felt so good. My next step is to start creating Twitter lists with TweetDeck so I can keep in touch with the people and businesses that I most care about! Even following 5,000 people is overwhelming so I think this will really help.

Adventuring with Pat :: We recently spent a day at Point Reyes National Seashore, which is about an hour north of San Francisco. Even though it was a weekend, it was still incredibly peaceful and not too busy.

Point Reyes National Seashore

Trying to Win a Trip to NY Fashion Week! :: Ever since I started this whole style blogging thing I’ve been having a serious case of FOMO over NY Fashion Week. I decided to throw my hat in the ring and enter the Union & Fifth contest. If you could be so kind as to help me out by sharing my entry, I’d be ever so grateful! Here’s what I’d wear if I happen to go:Chanel Moodboard

You can also find Union & Fifth on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook!

 

Here are some other things I’m loving around the web:

12 Things Dog Owners Have Come to Accept

Check out this lovely post my dear friend did about a brunch I hosted a few months ago!

Welcome to the Millennium!? I created a Facebook page!

This story in California Sunday magazine about a town of 200 people in Alaska who all live in the same building! It was fascinating!

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